Homes for Sale in Edmonton
AUDREY ABUAN - RE/MAX Real Estate REALTOR®
Homes in Strathearn Edmonton are located on portions of land identified as River Lots 21 and 23, plus part of a section to the east by the first river lot and township surveys of the Edmonton Settlement. Two of the original land holders were J. McKernan, Edmonton’s first telegraph operator, and W. Bird, who built one of Edmonton’s first water-driven grain mills in Mill Creek. Donnell Road in the Strathearn area was annexed to the City of Strathcona and subdivided in 1907. In 1912, it joined Edmonton when Edmonton and Strathcona amalgamated. The remaining area was annexed in 1913. Most of Strathearn remained undeveloped until the late 1940s and 1950s, when the land was subdivided and housing and commercial structures were built.
It was during the 1950s that most of Strathearn’s single-unit housing, as well as a variety of shopping and service facilities, was built. In response to oil-driven demand for new rental accommodation in the 1950s, the Strathearn Heights apartment complex was completed in the centre of the community as an early example of a large-scale housing development.
While the origin of Strathearn’s name is not known definitively, it was likely named after Prince Arthur (1850–1942), the first Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, who was the Canadian Viceroy during the first years of World War I.